MAT® Jumpstart Program

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Enhance Your Practice

  • Offer clients a solution that addresses the muscular systems role in their chronic pain and injury.
  • Objectively evaluate, identify, and adjust biomechanical and muscular imbalances within the human body.
  • See how certain forms of exercise may lead to dysfunction and how to correct it.
  • ***Classes open to all*** The Jumpstart classes are NOT a prerequisite for the Specialist program.
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Upcoming Jumpstarts

Jumpstart Series Madrid, Spain (octubre-diciembre 2017)

October` 21 - December` 17

Jumpstart Series – Mexico City, Mexico (Central Workout) Octubre-Diciembre 2017

October` 28 - December` 17

Jumpstart Series – Lasarte, Spain (deciembre 2017 – febrero 2018)

Dec 16, 2017 - Mar 18, 2018

MAT® Jumpstart Series – Querétaro, Mexico (WA SALUD) – Febrero-May 2018

Feb 10, 2018 - May 6, 2018


Designed for trainers and therapists

“Our introductory course is our Jumpstart Program. This course is designed for trainers and therapists that are working in the exercise environment. The program allows us to give a quick screening process to identify positional weaknesses and then through isometric contractions be able to restore strength through those positions of weakness and improve over all function and motion.” – Greg Roskopf, MAT® Founder and Developer


Learn in Jumpstarts

  • Background on the development of MAT® and its decades long history of helping people
  • The Roskopf Principle and its focus on muscle contractile efficiency relative to limitations in Range of Motion.
  • CAM® (Comparative Assessment of Mobility) testing to evaluate your client’s mobility and compensation patterns.
  • Isometric exercises to re-stimulate weak muscles for more efficient contraction

Opportunity with Jumpstarts

  • Deliver beneficial services to your clients allowing you to charge accordingly for your services.
  • See customers experience rapid improvements and experience their increased loyalty to your business.
  • Starting in 2017, we are approved CEU providers for American Council of Exercise (ACE) and National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) for our Jumpstart Programs.

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FAQs

The Jumpstart Program introduces the fundamental concepts of MAT®. It provides professionals with the ability to assess for positional weaknesses and monitor how the body handles forces. In the Jumpstarts, students will learn specific isometric exercises designed to increase stability. Many people choose to take the Jumpstarts as a introduction to the Specialist Program and to determine if MAT® fits with his or her practice. The Jumpstart program is 3 weekends long (one weekend module a month for 3 months). The MAT® Specialists Program is our certification program. A student needs to complete this course in order to test and become a MAT® Certified Specialist who will then be recognized and listed on our website as a practitioner that we have certified. In these courses, students learn to assess for isolated weaknesses, learning muscle tests for nearly every muscle in the body. Students will attain the skills to activate every muscle throughout the body through very specific palpation techniques. Due to the complexity of the skill set needed to identify every potential muscle weakness in the body, the Specialist Program is a much more extensive education process, spanning 8 weekends (one weekend a month for 8-10 months).  

The school does not discriminate based on race, sex, religion, ethnic origin, or disability.

All Prospective students must be at least 18 years of age and at a minimum, have a High School Diploma. MAT® students will be required to sign a student waiver prior to the class beginning. As a part of this, the students will be required to affirm their receipt of a High School Diploma or GED and confirming that they are 18 years or older.

Prospective Specialist Series students are encouraged but not required to have a background and secondary degree in the exercise, sport science, biology, and anatomy fields.  MAT® encourages but does not require professional and academic experience in various fields within the exercise continuum.

Prospective Master Specialist Students are required to have completed the MAT® Specialist program.

Prospective MAT® Rx students are invited to this course based on these primary criteria:  Currently an Active MAT® Specialist, who has taken at least the Masters Foot Function and Wrist and Hand program in the past 24 calendar months and has been an active MAT® practitioner for over 24 months.

Each of the MAT® education programs are comprised of theory and practical application, so there is not an online learning option available at this time.
The Specialist Program consists of eight weekends total; seven of these weekends are 3-day weekends and one of them is a 4-day weekend.  These eight weekend sessions are conducted over a period of 9 to 10 months.  This gives our students ample time between modules to fully review and comprehend all of the content we deliver to them in each respective module.
The Muscle Activation Techniques™ Jumpstart program.is recognized by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and American Council of Exercise (ACE) as a Continuing Education Provider. Our provider information is as follows: 1.6 ACE CECs – Course #CEP115378 1.6 NASM CEU’s – Provider # 584  
The MAT® Jumpstart is not our MAT® Specialist certification program, but there is an optional exam available for Jumpstart students. Once you complete all three Jumpstart modules, and pass the written and practical portion of the optional Jumpstart exam, you will receive a certificate indicating that you are MAT® Jumpstart Certified.  MAT® will begin to display Jumpstart Certified students on its website directory in the near future.

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Course Details

This 6-day program has three intensive modules: Lower Body, Upper Body, and Trunk & Spine. This series is the foundation to Muscle Activation Techniques®, and an introduction to the neurophysiology, biomechanics, and practical application of MAT®.

Objectives

  • Teach therapists and trainers how to objectively evaluate and identify biomechanical imbalances within the human body.
  • Understand how biomechanical imbalances lead to repetitive stress and chronic overuse injuries.
  • Fill in the missing link within the exercise continuum.
  • Create an awareness that certain forms of exercise may lead to dysfunction.
  • Give therapists and trainers a system to check whether their treatment is working or not.
  • Examine how muscle tightness is secondary to muscle weakness.
  • Show how to identify and eliminate positional weaknesses that may lead to injury or further compensation.

Typical Schedule

Saturday: 8:30am – 5:30pm
Sunday*: 8:30am – 5:30pm

*Please note that class ends slightly early on Sunday of the last weekend to allow time for Jumpstart certification testing.



Interested in Hosting a Jumpstart?

We love hearing from partners in the community who are interested in hosting a Jumpstart Course. Please contact the MAT® Jumpstart Coordinator at: support@muscleactivation.com.